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Posted Wednesday 21 October 2020
Kingston University has joined a ground-breaking higher education employability programme which aims to unlock the potential of autistic students and graduates and help them into full-time work.
Posted Monday 19 October 2020
A palliative care expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London is teaming up with the University of Oxford and The Open University to investigate how to improve support for older people with learning disabilities and their family carers.
Professor Irene Tuffrey-Wijne, who was the world's first researcher to conduct studies into palliative care for people with learning disabilities, is part of a team of researchers who have been called on to take the £900,000 project forward. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is funding the research....
Posted Friday 16 October 2020
Throughout Black History Month, Kingston University is highlighting some of the inspirational Black figures and role models that have had an impact on members of our community.
Here, students, staff and alumni from across the University tell us about the people they have been inspired by, as well as sharing what Black History Month means to them. Find out more about how Kingston University is celebrating Black History Month, including upcoming events organised by the University and the Union of Kingston Students....
Posted Thursday 15 October 2020
A striking image of the tree-lined path through Fairfield Park, a collage of Kingston's architectural wonders and a digital rendering of swans on the River Thames are among the first artworks to go on display in a collaborative project between Kingston School of Art and the Kingston First business support group.
The student artists' work will adorn shopfronts in the central shopping district with the windows of unoccupied retail units in Kingston upon Thames' town centre covered in bespoke designs inspired by the past, present and future of the Royal Borough....
Posted Wednesday 14 October 2020
After completing his MSc in cancer biology earlier this year, Mergim Krasniqi started volunteering at the UK Biocentre in Milton Keynes in May, where he has been supporting scientists in the lab processing tests for Covid-19. Alongside his role at the Lighthouse Lab, he has been working part time at a pharmacy as a trainee pharmacist advisor and completing applications for a PhD.
Lighthouse Labs were set up across the country through a partnership between the Department of Health, Medicines Discovery Catapult, UK Biocentre and the University of Glasgow. Their development has been closely supported by both the NHS and Public Health England. Below, Mergim talks about the experience of being part of the volunteer effort to meet the challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic....
Posted Tuesday 13 October 2020
Testing has been a key focus in the battle against Covid-19. As part of the nationwide effort to massively ramp up testing capacity, several 'Lighthouse Labs' were set up across the country through a partnership between the Department of Health, Medicines Discovery Catapult, UK Biocentre and the University of Glasgow. Their development has been closely supported by both the NHS and Public Health England.
Since April, Kingston University Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing PhD student Amtul Bhunnoo, has been among the skilled volunteers helping make that possible, working 12 hour shifts at one of the Lighthouse Labs in Milton Keynes. Covid-19 swab samples are sent to the laboratories from the NHS on the front line and other testing sites, including the drive-through sites, for analysis. Below, Amtul shares her experience of working in the labs and why she decided to get involved....
Posted Friday 9 October 2020
A natural treatment for an antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection that causes blindness in infants can be effectively administered through a simple eye drop without causing irritation, Kingston University researchers have found.
Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacteria which causes the sexually-transmitted infection gonorrhoea, is increasingly becoming resistant to the antibiotics used to treat it. The infection can be passed from a pregnant woman to her baby, where it can infect the eyes and cause permanent blindness if left untreated....
Posted Monday 5 October 2020
A hip and knee pain rehabilitation programme that was created by a Kingston University and St George's, University of London professor, has picked up a prestigious Health Service Journal award.
The ESCAPE-pain rehabilitation programme landed the Musculoskeletal Care Initiative of the Year in the Health Service Journal Awards, which celebrate healthcare service excellence in the UK and initiatives that improve patient outcomes....